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2009 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS
A National Forum on HIV/AIDS for Health Professionals
Who Provide Care for Latinos


September 14-15th, 2009
New York Academy of Medicine,
New York, NY


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Conference Audience, Goals, and Objectives



Special Guest Speaker:
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Nationally Syndicated Columnist


Ruben, 40, is an editorial writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune and a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose twice-a-week column appears in nearly 200 newspapers.

He's a weekly commentator on National Public Radio’s Tell Me More w/ Michel Martin and contributes regular commentary to CNN.COM.

On television, he has appeared on CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN’s Inside Politics, CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, The Chris Matthews Show, The O'Reilly Factor and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
The goal of this activity is to update the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of healthcare providers who care for patients with HIV/AIDS. This activity is also designed for healthcare media, federal and state legislators, AIDS service organization officers, social workers, peer counselors, church leadership and corrections healthcare personnel. The objectives are to familiarize participants with the epidemiology of HIV in the United States, current guidelines and cutting edge clinical modalities for the management of HIV, current research encompassing drug abuse and its connection to the HIV epidemic, social and psychiatric concerns of the HIV-infected patient, policy initiatives, trends and political issues which impact all HIV-infected patients.

See highlights and exclusive speeches from this Conference in our Archive Pages

To learn more about Soraida Martinez, the artist that created the 2009 Conference drawing "Verdadism Peace", visit http://www.soraida.com

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